Being afraid of going to the dentist is a valid concern that stops many people from seeking out dental care. We understand why people feel this way and their comfort is of the utmost concern to us. That’s why we at Smiles for Centreville in Centreville, Virginia, offer nitrous oxide.
What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a light, safe and effective type of sedative that allows the patient to remain alert during dental procedures without feeling worry or discomfort. It is sometimes referred to as laughing gas and most often used on patients during more serious treatments such as extractions or root canals.
How will I be sedated?
When you come into our office, we will make you comfortable in one of our dental chairs. You will be given a small gas mask to wear over your face to breathe in the sedative. After inhaling deeply for several minutes, the gas will begin to take effect, enabling you to feel relaxed during your treatment.
How will it make me feel?
The feelings from nitrous oxide is a light-headed and tingly sensation through the body. There are some who have experienced a feeling of heaviness throughout the body. No matter the feeling of your body, you will be carefree, relaxed, and calm during your treatment. After the mask is removed the effects of the sedative quickly leave your body, enabling you to be able to drive after your visit with us.
For any questions about nitrous oxide or to set up an appointment with Dr. Hutchison, Dr. Gorman, Dr. Mooney, and Dr. Grossman, call us today at 703-830-9110.